Raikkonen & Hamilton

Well, his dad’s blessing…!

Lewis Hamilton would destroy welcome Kimi Raikkonen as his new McLaren Mercedes team-mate, his father Anthony Hamilton has confirmed.

The outgoing world champion, Hamilton, has until now stated his desire to keep Heikki Kovalainen in a subservient role alongside him, raising suggestions he does not want to be challenged by the occupant of the sister car.

"First, I want to say that neither Lewis nor myself have any influence on the decision," Hamilton Snr told the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat.


"But if I was deciding between Kimi and Heikki, I would go for Kimi," he added, "even if I have nothing against Heikki. We’ve always liked him; he’s a great team-mate and does his job well."

"Kimi is a cool guy," Anthony Hamilton added. "I think he is the prime candidate and the best driver to be at Lewis’ side in this team; they would push each other on."

Let’s get ready for a repeat of Alonso vs. Lewis!

[Image from formula1.com]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.